Chicago Opera Theater’s Opera Underground is a group of young people (ages 21-45) who get together for cocktails and opera throughout the year, as well as during the regular Season. Chicago Opera Theater is young, vibrant, edgy and contemporary—and so are our Opera Underground members! Founded in 1974 by Alan Stone, Chicago Opera Theater (COT) has carved a significant place for itself in the operatic life of Chicago and has reached an audience of hundreds of thousands through its mainstage performances, community engagement, education programs in Chicago Public Schools, as well as its renowned Young Artist Program. Chicago Opera Theater’s 2012 Season opens at the Harris Theater on April 14 and runs through September 23, 2012. The Season includes Shostakovich's Moscow, Cheryomushki, Handel's Teseo and Mozart's The Magic Flute.